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Mediopassive Voice

Mediopassive Voice

Mediopassive voice is a passive voice in which the:

  • verb has stative meaning, and
  • actor is not expressed

(Chichewa Bantu)

In the following example, mediopassive voice is indicated by the suffix -ka:

  • mwana wangu wapandi-ka
  • child my beat -MEDIOPASSIVE
  • ‘My child has been beaten.’
Page/s: 322–323
Source: Foley, W. and Van Valin 1985

Foley, William A., and Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. 1985. "Information packaging in the clause." In Shopen 1985b 282–364.

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